This Week in Theater
September 30, 2016
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- Allegiance to be shown in movie theaters! The 2016 Broadway musical Allegiance, which closed after only 113 performances, will be shown in movie theaters on December 13. The show, inspired by events in the childhood of George Takei, starred Takei along with Tony award winner Lea Salonga. The screening will feature an introduction with Takei, the musical in its entirety filmed live in January 2016, and behind the scenes footage and interviews.
- More principal cast for Anastasia has been announced! The highly anticipated stage version of the beloved animated film Anastasia has found another member of their cast. Tony award nominee Ramin Karimloo will return to Broadway for the first time since his turn as Jean Valjean in Les Miserable, playing Gleb in Anastasia. Gleb is a character new to the stage adaptation meant to replace Rasputin. Karimloo joins previously announced Christy Altomare (Anya/Anastasia), Derek Klena (Dmitry), John Bolton (Vlad), and Caroline O’Connor (Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch). Anastasia begins performances March 23 at the Broadhurst Theater.
Openings: Simon McBurney’s one man show The Encounter opens on September 29 at the John Golden Theater.
Closings: No closings this week!